Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Overview

Greg Cahill's banjo-picking skills have earned him Grammy nominations and a reputation as one of the finest musicians playing today. He writes published articles on his craft and has enjoyed touring with groups all over the world. On this second video of a two-tape set, Cahill moves on to more advanced skills. He plays "Fireball Mail" in true Earl Scruggs fashion, with both down-the-neck and up-the-neck breaks. He also shows students how to use a single-string style while playing "Old Joe Clark" and introduces a ...
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Overview

Greg Cahill's banjo-picking skills have earned him Grammy nominations and a reputation as one of the finest musicians playing today. He writes published articles on his craft and has enjoyed touring with groups all over the world. On this second video of a two-tape set, Cahill moves on to more advanced skills. He plays "Fireball Mail" in true Earl Scruggs fashion, with both down-the-neck and up-the-neck breaks. He also shows students how to use a single-string style while playing "Old Joe Clark" and introduces a melodic style while performing "Devil's Dream." He explains how to use a capo properly and variations for many of his favorite licks.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • UPC: 073999562583
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hal Leonard
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,458

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pete Warnick Instructor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro [2:42]
2. Tuning [2:06]
3. Chords: G and D7 [:58]
4. "Buffalo Gals" [:33]
5. Two-Chord Songs [:49]
6. C Chord [1:59]
7. "Mama Don't 'Low" [1:04]
8. D Chord [:51]
9. "Columbus Stockade Blues" [1:29]
10. Get Rolling! [:44]
11. Alternating Thumb Pattern [:53]
12. Forward Roll [1:24]
13. Forward-Backward Roll [1:19]
14. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Roll [1:39]
15. Using Rolls in Songs [1:42]
16. "Buffalo Gals" With Alternating Thumb Roll [:57]
17. "Mama Don't 'Low" With Forward-Backward Roll [1:19]
18. "Columbus Stockade Blues" With Forward Roll and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Roll [3:29]
19. Rolls With Alternating Thumb [2:22]
20. Your First Bluegrass Solo [:34]
21. "Handsome Molly" [1:16]
22. More Solos With New Left-Hand Techniques [2:06]
23. "Shady Grove" [2:15]
24. Slides [1:32]
25. "Worried Man Blues" [1:35]
26. Hammer-On [1:47]
27. "Big Ball in Boston" [2:25]
28. Pull-Off [1:52]
29. Double Hammer-On [1:48]
30. Exercises for Changing Rolls [1:38]
31. A More Advanced Solo "Mama Don't 'Low" [2:31]
32. Finding the Melody Notes [3:36]
33. Anatomy of a Solo "Red River Valley" [20:26]
34. "Red River Valley" Review of 2nd Half [:40]
35. "Red River Valley" Whole Song Up to Speed [1:09]
36. "Red River Valley" [2:55]
37. Two More Rolls [2:38]
38. Some Standard Licks [10:50]
39. Using Licks in a Solo [:42]
40. "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" [4:09]
41. "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" Whole Solo Played [:31]
42. "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" Played With Guitar Accompaniment [:58]
43. Practice Tips [:55]
44. Outro [1:18]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Point Reference Page
   Song Menu
      "Buffalo Gals"
      "Mama Don't 'Low"
      "Columbus Stockade Blues"
      "Buffalo Gals" with Alternating Thumb Roll
      "Mama Don't 'Low" With Forward-Backward Roll
      "Columbus Stockade Blues" With Forward Roll and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Roll
      "Handsome Molly"
      "Shady Grove"
      "Worried Man Blues"
      "Big Ball in Boston"
      "Red River Valley"
      "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"
   Select Menu
      Tuning
      C Chord
      D Chord
      Forward Roll
      Forward-Backward Roll
      Slides
      Hammer-On
      Pull-Off
   Play
   Contact and Web Information
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